Category Archives: home repairs – an epic saga

This is nuts

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I’m just sayin’. 

Waiting is fine.  A lesson in God’s timing?  Maybe?  I’m totally ok with that.  But this is bananas. 

In other news: Princess Crybaby has her first tooth!  A little white tooth is poking through her tender little gums and giving her no end of fodder for whiny-ness. 

In other, other news: The day after I soak the grass (which hasn’t been watered since, oh, NOVEMBER) the sprinklers are working and the grass gets watered.  It wasn’t long so I don’t know how much good it did.  I imagine I will still run the little sprinkler a few days to help the ground soften up. 

I’ve had an idea about putting paving stones around the “patio” in order to create little more usable space for the grill and maybe a couple of chairs.  It would delay the need to replace dead grass that was killed by 1. sitting water last fall, 2. a total lack of water through the winter and spring and 3. the high traffic area by the back door (i.e. “patio). 

I think we’ve decided to stay in our house, rather than taking over Mom’s house.  I know it would be a little more affordable and would have an extra bedroom (HELLO OFFICE!) but the drawbacks, while they are minor, would add hassle to our lives and that is counter-productive. 

So, we’re looking to improve on our great little house.  YEAH!  I love a project.  (a major reason I love summer)

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It WAS a Misunderstanding

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The contractor has the package. He said to me, as I was calming down about the water, “ma’am, by the way, I have your package.” He said that they worked until dark and I still wasn’t home yet (I had a board meeting). He said he was afraid that if I didn’t see the notice and left it out, something would happen to it. So, he put it in his truck to bring to me today.

I thought that was nice of him. *sigh* There is still good in the world. *laugh*

Have a soggy day!

Is it Raining Out There?

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OH my, what a mess. Mother hired a contractor to re-shingle my roof. They got most of the old shingles torn off and the roof started, but they didn’t get finished. Thinking the rain was going to pass by (as the forecast said), they figured they’d finish today. Well, at 3am this morning, I was awakened by the very unpleasant sound of thunder. When I got up, I thought I heard water dripping in the house. Sure enough, there was water coming out of the kitchen air conditioner vent!! So, I put towels down and a bucket and went back to bed. The rain continued until 5am when the rain started coming in my BEDROOM vent. So, at 5am, I got up and called the contractor and told him to GET OVER HERE and DO something so this didn’t turn into a VERY BIG PROBLEM.

I am not known for my diplomacy at 5am; after being so rudely awakened at 3. I was as nice to him as I could be since he didn’t do it on purpose but STILL. *sigh* I don’t like home improvement projects.

Actually, he was very nice – VERY apologetic. He stayed very calm, seemed very certain this was not a serious problem but is on his way over to fix it and was very reassuring that he would fix anything that was damaged (which I don’t think anything was) by the water.

So, that’s the start of my day.

A Good Day

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Today was a good day. Actually, today was a great day…until I got home. I got almost everything on my to do list done which, if you know me, is an amazing feat. I am an overachiever and I make far too many tasks for any human to accomplish in one day. But I got almost everything done today.

Munchkin had a good day at school and she’s spending the night with her Nana because I had a school board meeting tonight and I have Leadership Temple tomorrow – it starts at 7am.

I got home tonight, though, and found a UPS note on my door. They are saying they left it at the back door but it’s not there. *sigh* So now we have to try and chase down what happened to it. The package is from Munchkin’s dad – it is her birthday present. And now it’s gone missing. What a way to end such a great day. Not only do I have to chase down this package tomorrow, I also have to come to terms that I may have a thief in my neighborhood – something I’ve NEVER had to deal with living here, in Belton. I am SO irritated. I’m hoping it turns up and was just a misunderstanding. Ugh.

Oh, and by the way, we’re getting a new roof and there are torn up shingles all over my yard. I hate home improvement projects. What a mess. *sigh*

It’s 11pm and I’m beat. I’m going to bed. I’m going to try very hard to shake off the urge to write off this day that has been so overwhelmingly good because of this nasty little turn, right here at the end of the day.

*sigh*